Amy McGarry awarded 2017 Monsignor Coolahan Award for Excellence in Teaching

Amy McGarry from Holy Name Primary School, Forster, has shown she’s not afraid to step outside the box, winning the 2017 Monsignor Coolahan Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Monsignor Coolahan Awards recognise, affirm and celebrate the significant contribution made by the recipients to aspects of excellence in Catholic schooling in the diocese. Recipients are nominated by their peers and the awards highlight the service that is given to their respective communities.

With vibrant and welcoming classrooms, Amy McGarry has created visually enticing and comfortable environments that make her students feel safe and eager to learn.

Setting high standards across all Key Learning Areas, Amy’s programming and teaching style has demonstrated her in-depth knowledge of the curriculum and proven she’s a team player who loves to collaborate and plan with her grade, stage and whole school teams.

Her youth and enthusiasm has rubbed off on other staff members as well as her students, leading other teachers to become more creative in their own classrooms.

Implementing stimulating learning environments, Amy always meets the individual needs of each student in her classroom and is always keen to undertake professional learning and share her knowledge with other teachers.

Congratulations to Amy McGarry!